Geo Energy Group ("Geo" or the "Company") is offering 289,264,000 shares at $0.325 each. 3m shares will be via public offer and the balance 286.264m via private placement. 258.348m New Shares will be issued and the Vendors are selling 30.9m shares. The market cap will be $376m.
My initial preview is here and the final registered prospectus is here. The IPO will close on 17 Oct 2012 at 12pm and starts trading on 19 Oct 2012.
Geo is a coal mining group in Indonesia. Its main business will be to own and operate its own coal mines as well as offer contracting services to 3rd party mine owners. They sell the coal to coal traders and coal export companies.The mines are located in Kalimantan.
Pro Forma Financial Results
Revenue has been increasing "dramatically" from US$13.6m in FY2009 to US$69.2m in FY2011. The profit attributable to owners also increased dramatically from US$1.24m to US$14.3m during the same period.
Using the post-invitation EPS of US 1.24 cents (convert at 1.22) = Singapore 1.51 cents. That translate into a listing PER of 21.5x. (expensive!).
I am guessing
Assuming the FP2012 results are indicative of the profit trend which shows an improvement of 80% (which i cannot understand why because the coal prices are on a declining trend and coal sales increased by only 16%).... but nevertheless, i will assume the EPS increase by 50% for FY2012, the EPS will be 1.51 cents x 1.5 times = Singapore 2,265 cents. This translate into a forward PER of 14.3x
Just to recap, Sakari is in the process of being delisted at a PE of around 13-15x PER. It has been trading at cheap single digit valuations prior to the buyout offer.
Thus on one hand, we see Sakari trying to delist from our market due to its cheap valuation and was offered 14x PE to delist itself, on the other hand, we see another coal company trying to list on our market at 21x historical PER. Is there a disconnect somewhere?
Goldman issued a Coal report on 9 Oct 2012.
Given that most coal miners are current trading at 10.4x 2012PE and 10.5x 2013 PE, i think there are enough cheaper options out there for investors to pick on. The easily availability of coal supply and softening coal mine prices offer no comfort.
Big share float
The large share float is also a concern for me as it will flood the market with shares and the fact that the vendors are cashing out only $10m also makes me wonder why they even bother to do that as it creates a bad "signalling" effect and it is due to the pre-IPO investors.
There are many pre-ipo investors who bought at different prices of 16.25c, 19.50c, 22.75c and IPO investors are coming in at 32.5c. These pre-IPO investors will have a wider margin to play with and will also exit profitably even if share price moved below 32.5c after 6 months. These pre-IPO investors are currently cashing out at the IPO price to hedge their risk.
I will give it a miss and a chopped chilli rating. Of course, that is my personal opinion.